Bear With Me

Thanks to the knowledge of my hip little brother and trendy girlfriend, we found this cafe in South Hobart and were pleased to find it open on Australia Day, especially when pretty much everything was closed.

We enter into this good sized cafe with a little lounge area and the front, and plenty of tables inside and a huge shared table where we sat. The space is fresh and modern with lots of greenery and the ambience is buzzing and it has a really positive vibe about it. Our waitress was excellent and very hospitable.

We would say that the food could be describe as creative twists on dishes you know with lovely flavour combinations and everything that hit our table was enjoyed and devoured by all.

Always a fan of ordering granola, this is possibly the best we’ve had. It is far more than your typical granola. With Macadamia and Wattleseed granola, served with Waiora Natural Honeyed Yoghurt and fruits – the fruit gels were incredible!! We could have demolished a few plates.

We loved these Peanut Butter Salt and Pepper Tofu Gua Bao buns – with shaved cabbage and mustard cress and burnt chilli mayonnaise, roasted peanuts and cucumber. We enjoyed this vegetarian dish and were impressed at its quality of flavours.

Our friends sampled the eggs Benedict, sitting on a crispy potato rosti flavoured with thyme, crisp apple and smoked master stock braised ham hock. This was a great choice.

The breakfast salad would normally be my go to so I’m glad one of us got it; with grains, roasted nuts and seeds, kale, broccoli and avocado, pomegranate, beetroot, hummus and olive oil dressing. Add a poached egg and hot smoked salmon and you’ve got a healthy dish that is inspired.

Not to be left to last was the amazingly fluffy lemon ricotta hotcake that deserves accolades. With creamy ricotta, fresh local berries, blackberry gel, crisp raspberries, ginger crumble organic maple syrup, it’s such a generous serve and incredibly tasty.

They also have kaffir like coconut chia pudding, and açai bowl as well as Brioche breakfast rolls and toasted croissants. The chocolate and raspberry croissant looked incredible. The bread is from Imago bakery and patisserie and we personally enjoyed the gluten free bread.

This cafe also has great coffee, using ona brand. They also have smoothies and even matcha lattes. The cafe is really a top notch spot and it’s a shame it’s not in Sydney, we’d be there every week.

Bear With Me

399 Macquarie St, South Hobart TAS 7004, Australia

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It’s all about the coffee @ ONA

You know the coffee is good when that’s primarily all the café sells! Well, that and a few donuts to keep you from getting peckish. And it’s not really a café as such, more a “coffee bar”.

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Ona Coffee has long been popular in Canberra, with stores at Manuka and they’re already gaining the crowds here in Sydney at Marrickville. It’s clear that coffee is a huge passion for the staff here, headed by Head Barista Issaac Kim.

The venue feels like a pop up store in its décor, but that’s all part of the style. Trendy staff, music pumping, it’s got a fairly hipster vibe.

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Sit at the coffee bar, ask for some advice from the baristas. Whether it’s your typical latte or cappuccino (select your beans), or a filtered coffee (select from the menu options). It seems more like personalised coffee experience here. Sit, chat, sample different types of coffee and find the flavour you like and maybe even purchase your favourite bag of beans to take home.

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They have shortstop donuts, butterbing cookies and also a small menu. We tried the house-cured kingfish smorrebrod with lemon aioli, pickles, capers, boiled egg and rye. It might sound simple, but it looked and tasted incredibly good. I did want to try the rye waffles, but that’s for another time!

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They run coffee training school and also a latte art workshop.

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Pay this place a visit soon.

Ona Coffee

140 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville NSW 2204

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